On Saturday, February 9, the Kosciusko Junior Auxiliary will hold the annual charity ball at the Attala County Coliseum at 6:30 p.m.
The theme for this year’s ball is “Ooh La La Paris.” Throughout the night there will be raffle prizes, a silent auction and a draw down. Tickets for the drawn down will be available for purchase for $20. This year will be the 40th anniversary of Kosciusko Junior Auxiliary and there will be a special time of recognition of our past charity ball kings and queens, life and associate members. Following the presentation of the royal court and the crowning of the 2013 king and queen, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sims, we will have dinner provided by Steve Sizemore. Musical entertainment will be provided by Leith Loftin.
The Junior Auxiliary of Kosciusko has 29 active members, 11 associate members and 63 life members. The object of this organization is to encourage members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public with particular emphasis on children and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services. The field of service is Kosciusko and Attala County with consideration to special needs of those surrounding counties not served by other Junior Auxiliary Chapters.
Requirements to be considered as a JA member are a woman who is not less than 21 years old and has been a resident of the community for at least one year. New members begin the provisional term with the chapter on May 1 and/or November 1. A provisional member is required to serve a six month term and complete a minimum of 36 hours. An active member is one who has completed the requirements of their provisional term. An active member shall obtain a minimum of 24 service hours, a minimum of 12 education hours and 17 finance hours. Members are also required to pay dues each year.
Each year JA has several projects, each one has a chair and co chair. Here are some projects of the 2012-2013 year: Anger Management/Community Counseling, Kids Kart, Central MS Fair Senior Citizens Day, Child Welfare/ Family Assistance, Dessert Theater, Hospice Helpers, Parent Child Center, Partnering with PTA, Project Workbook, Special Friends, Summer Library Program, Supply Our Schools, Christmas Movie, Leap Center, Dog Bowl and Teacher Appreciation. JA also awards several scholarships each year.
All donations and proceeds from JA fundraisers go towards helping children less fortunate throughout the community of Kosciusko and Attala County.
Persons interested in donating towards or participating in this cause contact any JA member or write to P.O Box 1041 Kosciusko, MS 39090.
Everyone is invited to attend this year’s annual ball. Tickets are on sale now for $35 and may be purchased from any Junior Auxiliary member or by contacting Sukie Philyaw, finance chair at 601-750-8682 or firstname.lastname@example.org .